Gear Tip Tuesday - Washing Down Jackets

Washing something like a down jacket can seem daunting; it's expensive and you don't want to ruin it. We get it! So we pulled together a few simple things to keep in mind when washing your down jackets so they can keep you warm for many seasons to come. 

  • Front Load Washer

    • Use a front-loading washing because a top-loading one can damage the down feathers

  • Wash on Cold

    • Set the wash cycle to "cold"and use a down-specific cleaner to avoid stripping the down feathers of their natural oils and removing any water repellent

  • Dry on Low Heat

    • After the wash cycle, throw your jacket in the dryer on low heat with a couple of tennis balls to help restore the fluff and break down any clumps of down

  • Hang to Store

    • Store your jacket in a dry place on a hanger (not compressed in a stuff sack) to protect the delicate down feathers